- The Russian Air Force received the MiG-35 in June of last year.
- It has the first AESA radar on any Russian jet.
- The advantages of the new system have already been confirmed by flight tests with positive ratings from pilots.
MiG Corporation engineers received a new patent for an aircraft automatic control system with reduction of circle height at the stabilization stage for the MiG-35 fighter jet. Russian Aircraft Corporation “MiG” is a Soviet, and later a Russian aerospace joint stock company. Its head office is in Begovoy District, Northern Administrative Okrug, Moscow. The information became available via MIG corporation’s announcement.
The Russian Air Force received the MiG-35 in June of last year. It is supposed to be the most advanced operational fighter jet including being equipped with next generation technologies. The most notable technology is the electronic warfare system. Also, it has the first AESA radar on a Russian jet.
Furthermore, the digital system increases the safety of piloting in difficult weather conditions, allowing the pilot to go to a glide path in automatic mode and in less time, continuing to decline, until visibility appears.
New Patent RU 2 703 378 C1
The new digital complex is an improved version from the earlier days. The MiG corporation needed to update the technology. The new system ensures the absence of surface elevation of a predetermined height range, while reducing the aircraft at the stage of stabilization of the height of the area. This increases the degree of safe piloting, as well as being the best in comparison with any others.
The dynamic process characteristics remove the aircraft to a predetermined height of a circle, hence the plane leaves in less time without additional overshoot. It also increases the safety of piloting in difficult weather conditions, and allows the pilot to enter the glide path in automatic mode. It also also shortens the duration and allows him to continue descent until visibility appears.
The development design takes into account the prevention of significant overload parameters that may occur during the landing of the aircraft. Details of the device and how it works are set out in the published patent.
According to representatives of the MIG Corporation, the advantages of the new system have already been confirmed by flight tests with positive ratings from pilots. It is expected that the system will be used in the new MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-35 aircraft, and probably has excellent prospects for implementation in the civil aviation industry.
MiG-35 can be compared to US F-35A
The F-35 employs a far more powerful engine, the Pratt & Whitney F135, which allows it to achieve supersonic speeds despite its bulky airframe and single engine configuration. Both jets have their own advantages and unique features.
Russia and the US continue to expand their capabilities and to implement next generation technology. Russia is expected in the near future to have even more patent announcements for new technologies. The arms race between the US and Russia is at its height and will continue. It has not truly stopped since the Cold War Era and only was put on hold after the Soviet Union collapse.